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“Rare blend of tranquility and city environs” 4 of 5 stars
Review of River Ness

River Ness
Inverness, Scotland
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City Sightseeing Inverness Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
Ranked #1 of 66 things to do in Inverness
Activities: Walking
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Owner description: This wide peaceful river flowing through the city of Inverness is great for fishing salmon.
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“Rare blend of tranquility and city environs”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

We checked in at MacDonald House on Ardross Street after a 10 hours bus ride from Edinburg. Too tired, we slept for an hour, as it appeared to be a sleepy town. Then we thought of going out for a while. It was nice walking along the river Ness -that is just opposite our Guest House. And what came as a pleasant surprise is that the city lies around the first turn to the bridge on the right. Shops, restaurants, hotels, clubs, pubs, bus stop, railway station....are all nearby, but they don't disturb the tranquility of the Ness. Many cities across the world have grown along rivers, but many rivers have died like the famous Sabarmati river in Ahmedabad in India, or had become too noisy. I will discover in the next two days of my stay in Inverness whether this unique distinction of river Ness is automatically achieved, is created by the local authorities. But, whatever the case, I strongly recommend that every visitor must find time to take calm stroll every day along the Ness, even after returning from the day tours to Highlands. And don't forget to let the child in you come out when you jump on the walking bridge!!!

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“Country walk in the city!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Get away from the High Street shops and see how lovely Inverness is. A beautiful walk down the river and across the islands gives you the chance to see the War Memorial, have an ice cream at Bellfield Park and watch the fishermen casting - if not catching. In the evening you may see an otter, in the morning a heron. Inverness at it's best.

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“Peaceful”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

The river Ness has a great deal to offer. It is an area of calm within a busy city and its banks are covered in flower beds and in warm weather people enjoying the tranquility. The islands on the river are a haven of peace and home to many special events over the year. This is an ideal spot to stroll along and have time to think

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“Nice stretch of river”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

Nice stretch of river passing through Inverness. Nice bit of scenery if you are walking toward the city.

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“Birthday Celebrations”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

Lovely walks along the river, with bridges over the islands in the middle. Lots of seating if you want to stop and enjoy the views.

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